I don't even know how long ago I teased you all with a before/after photo of the dining room at my mom's new house. And then I completely forgot to share the rest! So, over the next week or so I'll show you before and after images of the redesign my mom and I worked on at her new place. I apologize for how teensy the original before picture is - I had to pull it off a real estate web site. But you get the gist of what we were originally working with... every room felt uncomfortably reminiscent of retirement home decor. You know - a collection of furniture from decades ago never refinished or discarded. A lot of heavy woods and floral patterns. It wasn't exactly the look my mom wanted.
Out went the teal paint, in came the grey. Out went the worn-in carpets, and hardwood floors were installed. Out went the floral couches and in its place came my mom's lovely living room furniture. We also switched out the sconces on the one wall and replaced them with Circa Lighting's Ruhlmann sconce (yes - the very same that has been seen in Serena Van Der Wooden's bedroom). New linen window treatments and voila! A pretty, airy, and refreshed living space! Tres jolie!